Dear Dignity Friend,
Hope you are having a good week.
This Sunday after Mass is Brown Bag Sunday…bring something to eat and share in the conversation.
We hope and pray that this weekly message will nurture you spiritually and be especially helpful in the more difficult times of life.
Patient Trust in Ourselves
And in The Slow Work of God
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are, quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown,
And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made of passing through, some stages of instability.
And so I think it is with you.
Your ideas mature gradually, let them grow;
Let them shape themselves, with undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on, as though you could be today
What time (that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will) will make you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit,
gradually forming within you will be.
Give our God the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you,
And accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin